During the sixteen hundreds, a time where women were looked down upon in Spanish-American culture, two female, Christian authorities recorded their journey upon the path of Christ. Although they were similar in motivation and purpose, they held different positions in the eyes of the society. Juana Inés de la Cruz held the position of nun, while Ursula de Jesús was a donada, a version of nun that was of African or indigenous descent, but was considered to be inferior on the social ladder. Both women, however, were strongly oppressed throughout their lives, and this common disadvantage drove them both to similar conclusions and solutions about the hierarchies of the religious order of the time. Ursula de Jesús began her journal in 1650, in the convent of Santa Clara, where she had recently began to work as donada after a nun had purchased her freedom in 1645.
In 1577 she began the composition of her masterpiece, The Interior Castle, a disguised autobiography written in the third person, while her Life was in the hands of the Inquisition. The book describes the mystical life through the symbolism of seven mansions, with the first three mansions as the pre-mystical journey to God and the next four mansions as growth in the mystical life. With the imagery of the Song of Songs in the background, Teresa saw spiritual betrothal occurring in the sixth mansion and spiritual marriage in the seventh. For her the test of growth in the mystical life was love of neighbor. Although she was profoundly contemplative, she led an active life not only as a reformer of Carmelite life, but also as an adviser to and
Marriage in Margaret Cavendish’s The Convent of Pleasure (1668) and Dorothy Leigh’s The Mother’s Blessing (1616) For a woman in seventeenth-century England, there were two things she was expected to do in her life: to get married, and to have children. And those are exactly the themes that Marriage in Margaret Cavendish’s The Convent of Pleasure (1668) and Dorothy Leigh’s The Mother’s Blessing (1616) deal with. Starting with Margaret Cavendish, her play The Convent of Pleasure was published in 1668 as a closet play, which means that despite being a play, it was not written with the intent of it being performed on a stage in front of an audience, but rather to be read in small groups.
Roman Catholics in the 16th century defended their faith against the Protestant Reformation. Catholics fought back against critics by excommunication, killing, wars concerning religion began due to the feeling of being threatened and some Catholic women reformed convents through four basic principles. The condition of the church in late 15th century and early 16th century, was full of clerical ignorance, simony and other signs of disorder. He wrote the 95
St Francis was born in Assisi Italy. They are not completely sure on when St Francis was born but they think he was born between 1181-1182. He was born to Pietro and his wife Pica de Bourlemont. At a very young age St Francis became very devoted to the lord and prayed everyday in the morning to pray for a good day. St Francis did very poor in school and he did not even attend college but the school that he did attend was connected to the church.
I worked for St. Vincent DE Paul last Friday. I worked with a bunch of football guys to help take mattresses, night stands, tables, couches, and chairs out of old hotel rooms. This took place at IU Methodist hospital in Indianapolis; the hospital use to have hotel rooms for patients whose family wanted to stay with them. Also, they use the rooms for the homeless, so that they had somewhere to sleep that was warm.
“Choose a life format that is the most desirable to you”(Redhead). In The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, their community is a utopia that provides them many resources including food, families, education, clothes, jobs, and many other helpful items. In their community, there are rules to follow, and if they disobey them, then they are to be released. In the article “Haiti in Crisis” by Bryan Brown and Patricia Smith, the community is destroyed by Hurricane Matthew, which sends many families to live in caves because their homes are gone. They suffer without food, purified water, everyday needs, and everything they lost in the hurricane.
Ignatius Loyola and Marie de l’Incarnation illustrate the highest forms of Catholic piety throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. Both the Jesuit and Ursaline exemplify the value of charity, education, mysticism, humility, perseverance, and impoverishment. Ascetism dominated both of their lives and was matched only by their advocacy and activist campaigns. While every Christian may not have participated in every tenant as grandly as Loyola and l’Incarnation, they comprehended the value of their lessons and aimed towards a deeper personal understanding of their relationship to God—just as Ignatius and Marie did.
I discovered that I was gay in the seventh grade. It seemed like there was no one out there like me. I felt alone during my final years of middle school, and I neither knew nor found anyone else who had gone through what I expected in high school. Nevertheless, time never stops and I was swept in with its waves. Transitioning into a Catholic high school should not have been difficult because I had been attending Catholic schools since kindergarten; however, knowing that I was gay altered something.
Christian leadership is about caring for the poor and UN healthy. The following leaders have shown that they have good Christian leadership skills. The first leader that I will be talking about is Mother Mary, also known as Mother Mary of the cross Mackillop, or by her formal name Mary Mackillop. I will then be talking about John Bede Polding and Catherine Mc Aueley and how they showed Christian leadership skills. Mary Mackillop was born on 15 January 1842 in Fitzroy Melbourne.
“A New England Nun” by Mary Wilkins Freeman addresses that women aren’t regarded as fully individuals within the community and how the main character, Louisa Ellis makes a journey to finding her own individuality through notions of feminism throughout the text. There are a few key points that I will address in this essay, the first being how Louisa is first presented with all of the stereotypes of what being a woman is. Then with how Louisa waits fourteen years to mary Joe Dagget, with the story continuing to Louisa finding out later that he is having an affair with his mother’s helper. Ultimately leading to Louisa’s choice of herself at the end of the story. All of these points tie together to show how Louisa is able to find herself with the